Industry Insights

Bunker Adjustment Factors Are a Thing of the Past

The changing landscape of the maritime shipping industry highlighted the distortions and inefficiencies in shippers’ existing marine fuel practices....

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What is the IMO 2020 Sulfur Regulation?

Beginning January 1, 2020, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is calling for the reduction of allowable sulfur content in...

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Will I Lose Fuel Recovery Savings to Linehaul Increases?

Carrier selection and management are often a top priority for transportation managers, so making changes to your supplier relationship...

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US Gulf Coast Transportation Spot Market Overview

The reality of macro-level headlines is they often fail to drill into the regional nuances of the energy supply...

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What is OPEC? | An Overview and Implications on Crude Oil

In international news, crude oil is often a central tenet of headlines and discussions due to its ubiquitous demand...

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4 Myths About Implementing Fuel Recovery: BUSTED

For shippers considering new cost-effective strategies, Fuel Recovery is one of the most proven cost avoidance opportunities with a...

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Transportation Strategies are more than a Zero-Sum Game

Successfully managing a transportation strategy is an ever-evolving, dynamically moving target. The circumstances and economic conditions experienced by shippers...

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Diesel Fuel Price Impacts of Hurricane Season

Among the myriad of factors that influence diesel prices and the budgets of countless transportation professionals, weather often flies...

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Benefits of a Centralized Transportation Management Strategy

Managing complex logistics networks poses large organizations a significant challenge. Most transportation footprints span various geographies across the US....

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New York Harbor Transportation Spot Market Overview – PES Refinery Update

Most shippers understand that variability in price, time, tax, and geography influences fuel costs that move goods to market....

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History of the DOE Fuel Price Index in Transportation

Information updated from the original post date of 3/6/2018. Shippers using the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Diesel Fuel Price...

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3 Principles Motivating Supply Chain Innovation

Supply chain transformation is having more than just a moment. An acceleration in new technologies, strategic choices, and even...

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What’s in Your Barrel? A Breakdown of Refined Products and Price Implications for Transportation

Information updated from the original post date of 9/28/2018. Consumers are often familiar with the gas and diesel used...

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Summer Driving Season and its Effect on OTR Diesel

In the US, the summer driving season occupies the majority of the summer months, and in this time refiners...

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4 Common Mistakes in Carrier Selection Strategies

For shippers, one of the keys to good transportation management is having a balanced carrier portfolio. Carriers vary in...

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FAQ: What do Shippers Need to Know About Fuel Recovery?

Hear Matt Balzola, Vice President of Go-To-Market, discuss prospective clients’ most burning questions. Matt has helped many clients adopt...

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Shipper of Choice | Implementing Strategic Initiatives

Recently, FreightWaves released its 2019 Official Shipper of Choice top 25 winners. The list includes 25 shippers that “do...

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Canada Carbon Tax | Alberta Withdraws Provincial Carbon Tax

Information updated from the original post date on 6/6/2019. As of May 30, the Canadian province of Alberta officially...

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OPEC’s Changing Role in Global Price Dynamics

Crude oil is the most widely traded commodity in the world, primarily because of its use to create a...

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Diesel Tax Change | Illinois Increases State Tax to Improve Infrastructure

State infrastructure bills have gained much attention in recent months due to ever-worsening infrastructure throughout the US.  Typically, the...

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Leveraging Transportation Data for Broader Market Views | The Mercury Group

The transportation and supply chain industries are operating in a time when unprecedented volumes of data and information are...

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US-China Trade War | Tariffs Continue to Impact Supply Chains

Last we updated our commentary on tariffs the US and China were on a tentative truce with minimal duties...

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IMO 2020 Compliance | MEPC 74 Promises Future Emissions Reductions

The 74th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 74) approved a resolution offering further guidance through the...

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Strait of Hormuz | Tension in a Key Crude Oil Chokepoint

Much like other vital commodities in the world economy, the price of crude oil is subject to pressures from...

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